At Penn State Beaver, personal learning and growth aren't limited to the classroom. The variety of clubs, organizations and student events available to you as a student provide valuable opportunities to make friends, enhance your degree, and get the most out of your college education. Whether your interest is academic, athletic, cultural or social, Penn State Beaver has a club or organization that will cater to your interests, help you achieve your goals, and give you the chance to grow from a member into a leader.
Why get involved?
Getting involved in campus clubs is a great way to meet people, gain important leadership skills, and have fun! We have a variety of clubs and organizations at Penn State Beaver in which students can participate. In addition to this, students who are interested can explore the option of creating their own clubs in order to get people interested in new activities on campus.
How do I join an existing club?
There are many clubs and organizations of various interests for students to join each year. At the start of the fall semester the Club Rush event provides an opportunity for you to explore all the clubs/organizations and meet club members. Club Rush event info is announced via email to all students along with various posted advertisements around campus. If you don’t find what you are looking for at club rush, you also have the opportunity to form your own club! READ ON!
How do I start a new organization?
Starting a new club or organization is a simple process! To learn more about the establishment process, contact Romina Romina Vidal Martinez, student engagement coordinator at [email protected] or stop by the Student Affairs & Engagement office, SUB 113 to set up a meeting.
Black Student Union
The purpose of the Black Student Union is to educate future leaders about issues concerning African Americans, to promote diversity among the ethnicities on and off campus and among other African American students, and to provide programs and events that highlight African American culture.
If you're interested in Biology or science in general, feel free to join the Penn State Beaver Biology Club. You do not need to be a Bio major to join! The goal is to promote interest in the biological sciences through recreational activities.
Campus Activities Team (CAT)
The group provides programs that serve the cultural, educational, recreational, and social interests of the campus, its students, and the community. Group members work in conjunction with the Offices of Student Activities, Residence Life, and Student Affairs.
The group procures and schedules events and is responsible for providing activities, programs, and services that are all-inclusive. The CAT incorporates and joins programming for residence hall and commuter students so that resources and opportunities for all students are maximized.
This group is designed to provide an understanding of Biblical Christianity while offering support, encouragement, and the means to develop a closer relationship with God. Students have the opportunity to meet and reach out to others through their actions, events, and hospitality.
FANCY Book Club
The Book Club is designed to encourage students to read more frequently, comprehend and discuss material, and expand diversity among campus students.
Game Room Club
The Game Room Club is for students who simply want to have fun and engage in a wide variety of events that can include activities such as club-wide trips to the Brodhead Bistro, gaming, pool, and ping-pong tournaments. The game room is located next to the bookstore on the lower level of the Student Union Building (SUB).
Any Beaver campus student who is in the game room for at least two hours, regularly visits the game room on a weekly basis or more, and agrees to be called upon to help organize or run club events is welcome to sign up for the club. If someone does not or cannot meet these requirements, he/she may still be an associate member.
In-Line Hockey Club (The Fightin Beavs)
The In-Line Hockey Club is open to students who are interested in participating in roller hockey at the competitive level. League games are held at the Robert Morris University Island Sports Center on Neville Island. The Fightin' Beavs and their fans have become one of the fastest growing clubs on campus. Join now, or just come out to support the team! Visit Athletics for more information.
LGBTQ + YOU
The LGBTQ + You is designed to provide a better understanding and acceptance of all individuals, including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, heterosexual, and allies. The club informs as well as provides support for everyone in the campus community. Students have the opportunity to meet others and participate in campus events, and anyone is welcome to join.
Got pride? Penn State Pride, that is! If so, you might want to consider joining the Penn State Beaver Lion Ambassadors. This co-curricular organization allows members to sharpen public speaking skills, meet new friends, and of course, show off their Penn State pride....all while earning course credit!
For more information about becoming a Lion Ambassador, visit our Lion Ambassador page.
The goals of the Psychology Club are to enhance the undergraduate experience for students interested in psychology, serve as a forum for academic issues and concerns, and promote awareness of the profession and its career opportunities.
Residence Hall Advisory Council
There's a great leadership opportunity for you in Penn State Beaver's Harmony Hall! Join the RHAC to assist in planning activities in Harmony Hall and offering suggestions to make the campus the best it can be. If you're interested or would like more details, please talk with a resident assistant (RA) or contact the coordinator of student activities and residence life, 724-773-3947.
This group is the voice of the Penn State Beaver student population and consists of an Executive Board (president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer) as well as 20 representatives, i.e. five from each of the current standing classes.
The SGA makes decisions concerning student issues on campus and within the University and oversees fund allocations to registered campus clubs and organizations. The group also sponsors Beaverfest, the students' annual spring festival on campus. Visit the SGA page for more information.
THON is a yearlong, student-run effort to raise funds for and awareness of the fight against pediatric cancer. Every February a year's worth of fundraising ends with a 46-hour dance marathon in the Bryce Jordan Center at Penn State University Park. Students, as well as pediatric cancer patients and their families, can relax, have fun, and share stories of courage and inspiration at THON, which is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world.
THON receives support across the University community as well as from alumni, friends, and those who have benefitted from THON's efforts. Since 1977 THON has raised more than $127 million for the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital, which continues to provide funding and support for pediatric cancer patients and cancer research.
The Varsity Club's mission is to advocate for the student-athlete to make his/her athletic experience at Penn State Beaver the best it can be. The group engages in various events on campus throughout the year, participates in fundraisers, and secures funds for giveaways at varsity events.
Members of Beaver Radio Club are primarily communications majors, but all students in any major are welcome! Students can participate as DJs or talk show hosts or volunteer for positions that don't require being on air. Log on to the Beaver Radio Club's live stream at http://www.clubs.psu.edu/br/wbvr/